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Essentials: Yasiin Bey

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2014
A man who requires no introduction, Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def recently dropped by to share his Essentials with us at HYPEBEAST HQ. While Bey currently calls both Paris and Cape Town home, he is constantly on the move, holding with him a nu...

Trade Essentials: Enrique Vijande of Freemans Sporting Club

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 25, 2014
Born in Havana, Enrigue Vijande has been honing his craft since a young age when he was introduced to the art of tailoring by his grandparents. In 1980 and at 22 years of age, Vijande left for America where he worked professionally at the legendary m...

Essentials: Jusepet “Juice” Rodriguez of adidas

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 15, 2014
Similar to his brother, Jusepet “Juice” Rodriguez also works in the sneaker industry and at 24 years of age, has already become the National Account Marketing Specialist for adidas Originals. Born and raised in The Bronx, Juice’s br...

Essentials: Leo Rodriguez of PUMA

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2014
Serving as the lifestyle marketing manager for PUMA North America, Leo Rodriguez brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to his position, having previously held down positions as a buyer for DrJays and Moe’s Sneaker Spot. Born and...

Essentials: VERBAL Video

VideosComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2014
Our next Essentials brings us to the belongings of music artist VERBAL. A key member of a few big Japanese musical acts such as m-flo and Teriyaki Boyz, we explore more of VERBAL’s passion for style with his co-created label AMBUSH in addition...

Essentials: Eric Koston

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 30, 2014
In this latest edition of Essentials, we welcome skateboarder Eric Koston. The former X-Games champion, skate park owner and father of two shares some of the key pieces in his active lifestyle. Always in motion, Eric’s gear includes his comf...

Essentials: Vhils

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2014
“I chose Vhils because the name consists of five letters that I could write as quickly as possible without breaking line” says Alexander Farto on his graffiti moniker, which he continues to be known for despite moving on from the art form...

Essentials: Chris and Polly of Wrap Magazine

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2014
Some things are delicately ornate and some things are meant to be used; UK-based Wrap Magazine is a nifty combination of both. Founded in 2010 by ex-jewelry designers Chris Harrison and Polly Glass, they banded together to create a medium to showcase...

Essentials: G-Eazy

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
Our latest segment of Essentials takes us to the streets of Oakland, California to catch up with one of the area’s budding stars Gerald Gillum, known by most as G-Eazy. Having heavy influence on the mid-2000s ‘hyphy’ movement, songwriters, prod...

Essentials: Stephen Gill of ohw? Footwear

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 9, 2014
Stephen Gill, together with business partner Hiro Chen, is on a mission to change the footwear industry. As co-founder of men’s contemporary shoe label ohw? which owns the factory where its shoes are made (a rarity these days), he can ensure th...

Essentials: Edward Crutchley

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 7, 2014
Since graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London, textile design consultant Edward Crutchley has gone from strength to strength within the fashion industry, with his latest endeavour being the launch of his eponymous menswear col...

Essentials: Chippa Wilson

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2014
Hailing from the beachside town of Cabarita, Australia, Christopher Wilson aka “Chippa” has continued to wow the surfing world with his progressive surfing and travel-inspired style. As someone who appreciates older things and the simplic...

Essentials: Dr. Woo of Shamrock Social Club Video

VideosComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2014
When it comes to tattoos, Dr. Woo of Shamrock Social Club likes to keep things simple and minimal. That’s not to say his tattoos are basic; in fact they’re anything but. Full of texture and intricate details, Dr. Woo’s tattoos are a...

Essentials: Kent Kilroe

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2014
“When we started, there were not many people doing what we do. Soon everyone was offering clothes like ours and presenting them in the same way” says Kent Kilroe, co-owner of bespoke menswear store Freemans Sporting Club. FSC was started...

Essentials: Dominic Webster and Simon See of Purified Footwear

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 23, 2014
As the founders of up-and-coming footwear label Purified Footwear, Dominic Webster and Simon See are a very busy duo. With Purified, the two have carved out a niche for themselves with their well-made, stylish and above all, classic footwear for both...